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Sustainable finance news: Q1 update

In the year that the UK will host COP26, sustainability is not only a national priority, but has become a mainstay on the financial sector’s agenda. 

Investors globally are pushing forward the ESG investment agenda and demanding transparent climate-related disclosures. Equity funds pursuing an ESG strategy have seen significant growth, and corporates and sovereigns alike are tapp

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Momentum gathers for capital raising in London, retaining its title as the leading financial capital in Europe

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Group Director of Capital Markets, LSEG 

London has retained its position as the premier venue for capital raising in Europe – with companies raising £16.3bn through IPOs and follow-ons during Q1 2021, amounting to double the value of the next two largest exchanges on the continent (Dealogic, April 2021). The latest

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Deliveroo IPO: Case Study

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In just eight years, Deliveroo has grown from delivering food from three restaurants in Chelsea to delivering in over 800 towns and cities across 12 markets globally. Now its founder Will Shu has taken his company public.

The highlights for UK and European tech company founders:

Multi-bil

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Why choose London Stock Exchange for your tech IPO?

Tech is breaking barriers in London

The momentum behind London tech IPOs is gathering speed. In 2020, 40% of IPO proceeds were raised by tech and consumer internet companies. We saw 8 new tech and consumer internet companies join London Stock Exchange including companies such as THG an

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London Stock Exchange Welcomes Calnex Solutions plc to AIM

London Stock Exchange today welcomes Calnex Solutions plc (CLX) to AIM. 

Calnex designs, produces and markets test instrumentation and solutions for network synchronization and network emulation, enabling its customers to validate the performance of the critical infrastructure associated with the telecoms networks. To date, Calnex has secured and delivered orders from over 600 customer

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Mode Global Holdings Plc to the Standard Segment of the Main Market

London Stock Exchange today welcomes Mode Global Holdings Plc (“Mode”), a UK-based founder-led Fintech group to the Standard Segment of the Main Market.


The Company has successfully raised £7.5 million through a placing, giving it a market capitalisation on Admission of £40.3 million. The proceeds for the Company will be used to support Mode’s technology, marketing and licensing

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Guild Esports PLC to the Main Market

London Stock Exchange today welcomes Guild Esports (LSE:GILD), a UK-based esports team organisation with an academy-powered, fan-focused model, to trading on the standard segment of the Main Market.

Guild launched in June this year and the Company is the first esports team organisation to celebrate being admitted to the London Stock Exchange and is proud to be the first esports

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A bold green ambition: how Yangtze Power became the first Shanghai-London Stock Connect issuer to receive the Green Economy Mark

China Yangtze Power Co., Ltd (Yangtze Power) is the national business card of China’s expertise in hydropower. Founded in 2002, its four mega hydropower stations situated on the Yangtze river account for nearly 16% of the total hydroelectric power in China. Its installed capacity of 45.495GW, which is set to increase by a further 26.2GW in the near future, makes it the largest hydropower

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London Stock Exchange welcomes the listing of Almalia Sanlam Active Shariah Global Equity UCITS ETF

London Stock Exchange has welcomed the listing of Almalia Sanlam Active Shariah Global Equity UCITS ETF (ticker: AMAL). 

The Almalia Sanlam Active Shariah Global Equity UCITS ETF (the ETF) will launch via the HANetf platform and will be the world’s first active global equity Shariah-compliant ETF .

Almalia has selected Sanlam Investments UK to manage the assets of the ETF based

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Various Eateries PLC to AIM

London Stock Exchange today welcomes Various Eateries (VARE) to AIM. 
 
Various Eateries owns, develops and operates restaurant sites in the United Kingdom. The Group's stated mission is "great people delivering unique experiences through continuous innovation". It is led by a highly experienced senior team including Andy Bassadone (Executive Chairman), Hugh Osmond (Founder),

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Qatar National Bank celebrating its inaugural sustainable Green Bond

London Stock Exchange today welcomes the Qatar National Bank (“QNB Group”) issuing their USD 600 million 1.625% note due September 2025 on London Stock Exchange’s Main Market. The deal was 3 times oversubscribed, receiving orders of $1.8bn from global and dedicated ESG investors.

This transaction makes QNB Group the first issuer from Qatar to issue a green bond, in line with its

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London Stock Exchange Group celebrates City Giving Day 2020

Launched in 2015, City Giving Day is The Lord Mayor’s Appeal’s annual celebration of philanthropy and giving in the City. It’s a great time to reflect on everything that City businesses are doing for local communities and charities. This year it will be more important than ever, as many charities and organisations are finding that their funding is being impacted and will be reliant on

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Fixed Income Pulse: LSEG Debt Capital Markets Forum 2020 roundup

London Stock Exchange held its second annual Debt Capital Market’s Forum on Monday 21 September 2020, organised in partnership with Barclays. More than 140 delegates live-streamed and participated in the event via London Stock Exchange’s dedicated service for digital presentations and events – SPARK LIVE. This edition of our Fixed Income

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Burberry launches its inaugural sustainability bond on London Stock Exchange

Burberry Group plc, a global luxury brand, launches its inaugural medium-term Sustainability Bond on London Stock Exchange.

Burberry is the first luxury fashion company to issue a sustainability labelled bond. The final terms are for a £300,000,000 1.125% bond due 21 September 2025.

Burberry was founded in 1856 by Thomas Burberry and is now a global luxury brand, headquartered

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London Stock Exchange welcomes the United Mexican State celebrating its debut sustainability bond

London Stock Exchange today welcomes the United Mexican States issuing their EUR750mn 1.35% note due September 2027 to London Stock Exchange’s International Securities Market. The deal was more than 6 times oversubscribed, receiving bids in excess of $4.8bn from over 260 investors.

This transaction makes Mexico the first country in the Americas to issue a sustainability sovereign

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THG £1.88bn tech IPO comes to London

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Manchester-based THG has become a global player in ecommerce and one of the UK’s biggest digital success stories. Now its founder Matt Moulding has taken his company public in a £1.88bn IPO.

For UK and European tech company founders, it’s a watershed moment. It shows that:

Tech companies don’t need to

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London Stock Exchange welcomes THG to the Main Market

London Stock Exchange welcomes THG Holdings plc (‘THG’), a global technology platform that specializes in taking brands direct to consumers, as it lists on the Standard segment of the Main Market.

Powered by its proprietary ecommerce technology platform ‘THG Ingenuity’, THG is a leading strategic player within the global beauty and online nutrition industry. The Company combines its

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How London’s oldest market is pioneering new investment opportunities

Investors from around the world have long trusted the trading environment in London – and for more than 150 years they have been investing in London’s investment funds.

“Investment funds are one of the longest running parts of the London market,” says Dr Darko Hajdukovic, Head of Multi Asset, Primary Markets and Investment Funds at London Stock Exchange. A remarkable number of these

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London: the route to global investing

London stands in the middle of the world’s trading day. It is open from when the Asian markets are closing, right through to when the American markets are opening and continuing to trade. It is in the ideal time zone to enable Asian investors to manage risk, react to news and pursue their trading strategies constantly and efficiently during and after Asian market hours.

So, it should

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Rize ETF celebrating the launch of Rize Education Tech and Digital Learning UCITS ETF and Rize Sustainable Future of Food UCITS ETF

SPECIALIST THEMATIC ETF PIONEERS, RIZE ETF, LAUNCH TWO FIRSTS - SUSTAINABLE FOOD AND EDUCATION ETFS

Rize ETF, Europe’s first specialist thematic ETF issuer, has today issued two brand new ETFs. The Rize Sustainable Future of Food UCITS ETF (FOOD) and the Rize Education Tech and Digital Learning UCITS ETF (LERN) have both been admitted to trading today on London Stock Exchange. The ETFs

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Sustainable Finance News

Towards the end of 2019 London Stock Exchange launched the Green Economy Mark and Sustainable Bond Market. At the time we hosted our first Sustainable Finance Summit and launched our Guide to Green Finance. Whilst the outbreak of COVID-19 has had a huge impact on the economy and our day to day lives, we’ve seen continued interest and momentum across the green finance ecosystem and markets have

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Kooth plc to AIM

London Stock Exchange today welcomes Kooth, the UK’s leading provider of online mental health services, following the Company’s successful IPO and fundraise on AIM.

The Company has successfully raised £26 million through a placing, giving it a market capitalisation on Admission of £66.1 million. The gross proceeds for the Company will be used to support its organic growth, both

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